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You can study English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) as a pathway to higher study options.

Our TAFE certificate and diploma courses have specific English language requirements, listed on each course page in our course catalogue.  

When you apply directly to TIWA for a TAFE course, our admissions team will assess whether or not you require an English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). 

Should ELICOS be necessary a conditional Letter of Offer outlining the number of weeks required will be issued. While ELICOS is not offered at TIWA, you can package your English studies with one of TIWA’s partner English language colleges.  You simply choose the provider of your choice and contact them directly to organise a packaged offer.

The minimum level of English proficiency required for entry to most TAFE courses is the equivalent of an overall academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0. For some countries we may accept your high school English results.

Partner English language colleges and IELTS equivalent courses

Select a college to see the IELTS 5.5 and IELTS 6.0 equivalent courses delivered at each. These English qualifications allow you to meet TAFE course admission requirements.

Language Links International (CRICOS provider 02139J)
  • IELTS 5.5 equivalent level courses
    General English Upper Intermediate C; or English for IELTS and Academic Purposes (EIAP) Upper Intermediate C
  • IELTS 6.0 equivalent level courses
    General English Upper Intermediate B; or B2 First; or English for IELTS and Academic Purposes (EIAP) Upper Intermediate B

College details

Located in Northbridge, Western Australia, Language Links International has over 20 years of experience in language education. Language Links provides a supportive learning environment with experienced teachers and modern facilities to help students achieve their language goals. The school also offers a range of cultural activities and excursions for an immersive language learning experience.

Level 1 / 120 Roe Street
Perth WA 6000 Australia(opens in a new tab)

Email: admissions@languagelinks.wa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9460 4200
Website: languagelinks.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
Instagram: @languagelinksinternational(opens in a new tab)

Lexis English Perth and Scarborough Beach (CRICOS provider 03274E)
  • IELTS 5.5 equivalent level courses
    General English Upper Intermediate; or B2 First, minimum of C grade
  • IELTS 6.0 equivalent level courses
    General English Upper-Intermediate; or B2 First, minimum of B grade

College details

Lexis English has two campuses in Perth, one in Perth city and the other at Scarborough beach. They offer a variety of language courses across both locations. Lexis' innovative approach focuses on immersive learning experiences, including social activities, excursions, and volunteer work. With a reputation for excellence, Lexis English provides high-quality language education in a supportive and engaging environment.

197 St Georges Terrace (Ground Floor)
Perth WA 6000 Australia(opens in a new tab)

23/27 Scarborough Beach Road
Scarborough WA 6019 Australia(opens in a new tab)

Email: marketing@lexisenglish.com
Phone: +61 8 6365 4377
Website: lexisenglish.com(opens in a new tab)
Instagram: @lexis_english(opens in a new tab)

Milner International College of English (CRICOS provider 00061J)
  • IELTS 5.5 equivalent level courses
    General English Upper Intermediate 1 CEFR B2
  • IELTS 6.0 equivalent level courses
    General English Upper Intermediate 2 CEFR B2+; or B2 First; or IELTS

College details

Milner International College of English is a family owned and operated language school located in central Perth. They have 40 years of experience and offer a wide range of English courses. Milner's highly regarded teachers provide personalised instruction and their afterschool activity programme allows students to immerse themselves in Australian culture while practicing their language skills. Milner offers an inclusive, welcoming and caring environment for high-quality language education.

379 Hay Street
Perth WA 6000 Australia(opens in a new tab)

Email: reception@milner.wa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9325 5444
Website: milner.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
Instagram: @milnercollege(opens in a new tab)

Navitas English (CRICOS provider 00289M)
  • IELTS 5.5 equivalent level courses
    Academic English Level 2: minimum overall score of 50% and minimum listening and reading score of 50%
  • IELTS 6.0 equivalent level courses
    Academic English Level 2: minimum overall score of 60% and minimum listening and reading score of 60%; or Academic English Level 3: minimum overall score of 50% and minimum listening and reading score of 50%

College details

Navitas English is a well-known English language school in Perth that offers a wide variety of English language courses. Navitas English is known for its experienced teachers, modern facilities, supportive learning environment, and comprehensive support services that help students integrate into Australian society. Their Perth campus is conveniently located near public transportation, shopping, and entertainment options.

211 Newcastle Street
Northbridge WA 6003 Australia(opens in a new tab)

Email: english@navitas.com
Phone: +61 8 6330 1600
Website: navitasenglish.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
Instagram: @navitasenglish(opens in a new tab)

Perth International College of English (PICE) (CRICOS provider 02368G)
  • IELTS 5.5 equivalent level courses
    PICE Level 6 (Intermediate A)
  • IELTS 6.0 equivalent level courses
    PICE Level 7 (Upper-Intermediate B)

College details

Perth International College of English (PICE), located just 5 minutes from Perth train station, offers international students a personalised academic learning environment. PICE is recognised by TAFE WA and local universities for delivering quality education through their direct entry EAP pathway programmes. PICE has earned a reputation over 21 years for excellence in English language education. With great homestay families and activities students can experience the local lifestyle whilst pursuing excellence in English. 

100 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000 Australia(opens in a new tab)

Email: info@pice.com.au
Phone: +61 8 9221 2295
Website: pice.com.au(opens in a new tab)
Instagram: @pice_perth(opens in a new tab)

Phoenix Academy (CRICOS provider 00066D)
  • IELTS 5.5 equivalent level courses
    General English: Upper Intermediate A; or Academic English Program (AEP): CEFR B2 level overall with no individual score below CEFR B2
  • IELTS 6.0 equivalent level courses
    General English: Upper Intermediate B; or C1 Advanced; or Academic English Program (AEP):CEFR B2+ level overall with no individual score below CEFR B2

English college details

Formed in 1989, Phoenix Academy is a specialist training centre that provides English pathways to TAFE. Phoenix has a beautiful garden campus located in West Perth, Western Australia.  With state-of-the-art facilities and experienced teachers, Phoenix Academy provides personalised instruction to help students achieve their language goals. The school also offers cultural activities and excursions to immerse students in Australian culture. 

223 Vincent Street
West Perth WA 6005 Australia(opens in a new tab)

Email: info@phoenix.wa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9235 6000
Website: phoenix.wa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
Instagram: @phoenixacademywa(opens in a new tab)

University of Western Australia Centre for English Language Teaching (UWA CELT) (CRICOS provider 00126G)
  • IELTS 5.5 equivalent level courses
    Language and Communication Essentials (LCE) Upper-intermediate with an overall score of 70% with no score below 60%; or English for Academic Purposes (Upper Intermediate to Advanced): overall score of 60% with no score below 55%; or IELTS Examination (Upper Intermediate): overall score of 60% and no score below 55%
  • IELTS 6.0 equivalent level courses
    English for Academic Purposes (Upper Intermediate to Advanced): overall score of 65% with no score less than 60%; or IELTS Examination (Upper Intermediate): overall score of 69% and no score below 65%; or Academic and Study Skills Bridging Course Module 1: overall score 70%

English college details

UWA's Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) is a highly regarded language school located in Crawley, Perth. Offering a variety of effective English courses, CELT's experienced teachers provide personalised instruction and the school's modern facilities offer a comfortable and supportive learning environment. UWA CELT's Crawley campus is located on the University of Western Australia's campus, providing easy access to the university's resources and amenities.

Corner of Bay and Princess Road
Claremont WA 6009 Australia(opens in a new tab)

Email: celt@uwa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 6488 3539
Website: celt.uwa.edu.au(opens in a new tab)
Instagram: @uwacelt(opens in a new tab)

Application process to package English with TAFE

When you apply to study a TAFE course with TIWA, your English level is assessed based on the information you provide. If you need to study English before TAFE, we issue a conditional offer outlining the number of ELICOS weeks you will need.

Follow our TAFE application process to apply for a TIWA course, and package with English studies at a partner English language college.

  1. Apply
    Apply for a TAFE program, directly to TIWA or via an education agent.
  2. Receive Offer
    Should ELICOS be necessary, TIWA will issue a conditional Letter of Offer including the number of weeks of ELICOS study required.
  3. Choose partner college
    Contact one of TIWA's partner English language colleges (with your TIWA Letter of Offer) to arrange a packaged ELICOS and TAFE program.
  4. Meet conditions
    Meet any enrolment conditions and pay your ELICOS fees directly to your chosen English language college.
  5. Receive Confirmation
    Send a copy of your ELICOS CoE to admissions.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au for verification.
  6. Pay $500 deposit
    Pay your $500 packaging deposit fee to TIWA to receive your TAFE course Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
Last updated on July 20, 2023